Woman found murdered in Vancouver hotel is identified

Jacksonville murder
A 17-year-old New Brunswick girl was found slain in a home in Jacksonville.

Vancouver – Police have found the body of a woman inside a room at a hotel on Granville and Helmcken streets.

The VPD’s Major Crime Section is investigating the death of the 31-year-old. She’s the 13th victim of murder in 2018.

“At around 4:30 a.m. on August 1, police were called to the Regal Hotel on Granville Street near Helmcken Street about a strong odor on the second floor. Officers located a deceased woman inside an apartment.”

The victim has been identified as Chelsea Lynn De Forge, 31, of Vancouver.

“No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Detectives do not believe this was a random event and advise that there is no risk to the general public,” police said.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call detectives are 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.